Entries by Emily Halsall


University Celebrates our Sports Scholars

The University of Leeds Sports Scholars have been awarded their scholarships by the University’s Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands at the annual sports scholars’ evening. Over 60 students studying a wide variety of courses, from Dentistry to Philosophy attended the special reception which celebrates their success. All scholars are supported by our Sports Scholarship Programme to […]


Gryphons Abroad 2019; Another Successful Year!

Our University of Leeds students and staff have returned from our annual Gryphons Abroad trip! Eight students and four staff members went on the trip which was a huge success, with all volunteers thrilled by seeing the increase in the children’s skills and confidence. Each year, University of Leeds staff and students travel to South […]


Keeping the Cost of Sport Down for Students

This year’s Gryphons Club Fund will significantly reduce the cost of participating in sport at the University of Leeds which involves 7,500 students. The fund is worth £290k and helps to cover costs for all 70 of the University’s sports clubs. For 2019/20 onwards there will be a more consistent allocation of funds across all […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Philosophy, Anatomy and Touch Rugby!

Today was our second day at Grattan school working with four local primary schools. In today’s classroom lessons we taught the children Philosophy, marketing and anatomy. These subjects are not normally taught at school in the children’s age groups so it was something new for them to be introduced to. They really enjoyed the lessons […]

Playing an Active Role in the Netball World Cup

This year, at the Vitality Netball World Cup, the University of Leeds has been represented by alumnae Natalie Haythornthwaite and Ciara Crosbie and members of staff Suzanne Glavin and Kathy Fairclough who represented as volunteers and did Leeds proud. University of Leeds Alumna Natalie Haythornthwaite represented England in the recent 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Leadership & Lessons

Today was the first day of our week at Gratton School. Joining us at Gratton were children from Holy Child School, Little Flower School and John Wesley School. The children were all taught a leadership session, a classroom lesson and a sport lesson.  The day started off with the leadership lesson which was centered around […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Cycling to Success!

Today was our last day at Mnyakanya High School. A total of 29 people can now ride a bike to varying degrees, with the majority getting practice out on the road before the end of the day which was fantastic! We started off the day with our usual games and then split off into our […]